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WSJ: Biden’s Vaccine Mandate is a Threat to America’s Workforce

Despite the fact that COVID-19 cases continue to plummet, Biden's Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is acting like we are in a constant state of emergency—all so it can continue to exercise unprecedented government control.

We are in the midst of a historical workforce shortage and supply chain crisis. This is no time to impose a federal vaccine mandate that will drive even one worker out of the workforce. 
This tyrannical vaccine mandate makes it clear that President Biden is going to continue to milk this pandemic for everything it’s worth.
In Case You Missed it via the Wall Street Journal, OSHA is overreaching with its federal vaccine mandate.  

OSHA’s Vaccine Mandate Overkill
By: The Editorial Board
November 4, 2021

The mandate comes amid a historically tight labor market and could impel some workers to quit. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey last week, 37% of unvaccinated workers said they would leave if their employer required them to get a vaccine or be tested weekly. A quarter of all adults said they knew someone who has left a job because of a vaccine mandate.
[E]ven if only 1% to 3% of workers leave because of the mandate, as OSHA projects, employers will struggle to replace them.
OSHA says employer benefits like lower worker absenteeism will offset their costs. Perhaps, but then why not let employers set their own policies rather than impose a one-size-fits-all rule that doesn’t account for different business considerations?
The OSHA rule is also a dubious reach of federal power. As 24 GOP state Attorneys General explained in a September letter to Mr. Biden, OSHA is stretching its authority under the law because “emergency temporary standards” are supposed to be limited to “grave danger from exposure to substances or agents determined to be toxic or physically harmful or from new hazards.” The law “deals with work-related hazards, not all hazards one might encounter anywhere in the world,” they note.
Vaccines have been a pandemic godsend. But the Administration’s unnecessary mandate is trampling state police powers, imposing new burdens on employers when they can least afford it, and making life harder for the unvaccinated who want to work in an economy with too few workers.

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